The 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU can easily be overclocked and underclocked to run between 800MHz and 1.7GHz or higher. Asus includes a utility with the Eee PC 901, 1000, and other Atom powered netbooks that makes it easy to switch between 1.2GHz, 1.6GHz, and 1.7GHz with the click of a button. And the MSI Wind netbook can run at 800MHz when on battery power or 1.6GHz when plugged in.

But while early reports indicated that the MSI Wind would also support overclocking for those times when you need a performance boost, when MSI brought the computer to market, the company left out the ability to overclock the netbook. Now, thanks to a BIOS update, you can overclock an MSI Wind by 8%, 15%, or 24%. 

The update also fixes some bugs that were included in version 1.07 and 1.08 of the BIOS, so if you’ve previously updated your BIOS, you might want to grab the latest version. 

For instructions on installing the BIOS updte, check out Electric Vagabond or the MSI Wind forums.

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7 replies on “MSI Wind BIOS update adds overclocking support”

  1. Is there an easy way to further underclock the various Eee models? I’d like to be able to run my (on-order) Eee 1000HA at 800Mhz like the Acers, if it will eke out a few extra minutes of battery life (or, I hope, even more), vs. 1.2Ghz.

    timothy

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